Monday, February 23, 2004

A close call

It's safe to say we'll be seeing more of Ralph Nader now. Here's a little bit about him and some of the facts that might come up in those election stories:

Born: Feb. 27, 1934
Birthplace: Winsted, Conn.
Residence: Washington, D.C.
Races: This is actually is fourth race for president. He was a write-in candidate in New Hampshire in 1992, and he received about 2 percent each of the Democratic and Republican vote. He ran as the Green Party candidate in 1996 and 2000.

In the famed 2000 election, people usually identify two states in which his candidacy made a difference: Florida and New Hampshire.
FLORIDA: Nader got 97,488 votes. Bush won by 537.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Nader got 22,198 votes. Bush won by 7,211.
He won 2.7 percent of the vote and was on the ballot in 43 states.


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